Ombré GalleryParasol Projects @ 2 Rivington Street
Ombré Gallery @ 2 Rivington St
November 20 – 24, 2019 | Wed – Sat: 11am – 7pm | Sun: 11am – 4pm
Opening Reception: November 21st | 6pm – 9pm
Reception: November 22nd | 6pm – 9pm
Meet & Greet Brunch: November 23rd | 10am – 12pm
Ombré Gallery is the only art jewelry gallery based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Specializing in contemporary art jewelry by artists and metalsmiths from around the world, it exhibits and sells wearable, one-of-a-kind art jewelry pieces crafted from both traditional and unexpected materials, techniques, and subjects. The gallery’s mission is to serve as a conduit connecting artists and communities while highlighting the relationships between art, craft, fashion, and design. Learn more at ombregallery.com.
emiko oye, 2 Be Seen
Everyone has the basic human need to be seen and heard – it is a Universal Truth. How we regard, relate to and interact with one another, especially those with whom we regard as the “other” can have a profound impact. In her new series, “2 Be Seen”, jewelry artist emiko oye invites us through the medium of LEGO® and eye imagery, to experience mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as simple practices we can implement to create the positive change we wish to see in the world.
emiko oye earned her BFA from Syracuse University. Inspired by haute couture, art history, and LEGO®, she creates colorful, bold jewelry from conceptual art statements to urban ready-to-wear. Utilizing LEGO® and semi-precious materials, her jewelry universally tugs on the nostalgic heartstrings, and artfully interweaves memories into conversation-sparking adornment. She is based in San Francisco, California, where she runs her two businesses, emikooreware and emikooyoga.
Glossy features 25 contemporary artist jewelers inspired by the images and messages presented in magazines, also known as ‘glossies,” for the paper on which they are printed. Glossies serve as a vital communication tool for messaging in the fashion industry. The fashion world is often influenced by celebrity, art, films, and literature. Artists are also responding to the material culture around them. From enamel and textiles to diamonds and zippers, the jewelry artists in this exhibition investigate the medium that captures the zeitgeist of our times.
The artists in this exhibition include: Mando Bartlett, Kate Cusack, Heather Guidero, Gabrielle Gould, Mia Hebib, Everett Hoffman, Mia Kwon, Margaux Lange, Maia Leppo, Tara Locklear, Heidi Lowe, Brooke Marks-Swanson, Jennifer Merchant, Jillian Moore, emiko oye, Louise Perrone, Denisa Piatti, Rachel Reichert, Lyndsay Rice, Caitie Sellers, Inbar Shahak, Bridgette Shepherd, Olivia Shih, Olga Starostina, and Rachel Suzanne Smith.
Jenna Shaifer – Gallery Director/Owner